|Qi Zhang's electrifying organ performance - TED.com|
Organ virtuoso Qi Zhang plays her electric rendering of "Ridiculous Fellows" from Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges" orchestral suite. This exhilarating performance from TEDxUSC features the Yamaha Electone Stagea, a rare instrument specially programmed by Qi herself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxUSC; TED; Talks; china; music; performance; piano; technology; 2009
|Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road … and in the air - TED.com|
Pianist Daria van den Bercken fell in love with the baroque keyboard music of George Frideric Handel. Now, she aims to ignite this passion in others. In this talk, she plays us through the emotional roller coaster of his music — while sailing with her piano through the air, driving it down the street, and of course playing on the stage.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; music; piano; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
|John Walker re-creates great performances - TED.com|
Imagine hearing great, departed pianists play again today, just as they would in person. John Q. Walker demonstrates how recordings can be analyzed for precise keystrokes and pedal motions, then played back on computer-controlled grand pianos.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; live music; music; performance; piano; technology; 2007
|Imogen Heap plays "Wait It Out" - TED.com|
Imogen Heap plays a powerful stripped-down version of "Wait It Out," from her new record, Ellipse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; live music; music; performance; piano; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Eric Lewis rocks the jazz world - TED.com|
Eric Lewis, an astonishingly talented crossover jazz pianist -- seen by many for the first time at TED2009 -- sets fire to the keys with his shattering rendition of Evanescence's chart-topper, "Going Under."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; innovation; invention; live music; music; performance; piano; TED2009; 2009
|Eric Lewis plays chaos and harmony - TED.com|
Eric Lewis explores the piano's expressive power as he pounds and caresses the keys (and the strings) in a performance during the 2009 TED Prize session. He plays an original song, a tribute to ocean and sky and the vision of the TED Prize winners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; art; entertainment; live music; music; piano; 2009
|MacMaster + Leahy play the fiddle - TED.com|
Natalie MacMaster and her musical partner Donnell Leahy play several tunes from the Cape Breton tradition -- a sprightly, soulful style of folk fiddling. It's an inspired collaboration that will have you clapping (and maybe dancing) along.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; culture; entertainment; music; piano; violin; 2003
|Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic - TED.com|
Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; creativity; entertainment; music; performance; piano; prodigy; wunderkind; 2004
|John Legend: "True Colors" - TED.com|
In a heart-melting moment, Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing "True Colors," giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers. "So don't be afraid / to let them show / your true colors / are beautiful, like a rainbow."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; live music; piano; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Nellie McKay sings "Clonie" - TED.com|
Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay performs the semi-serious song "Clonie" -- about creating the ultimate companion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; genetics; live music; piano; science; short talk; singer; 2008
|Nellie McKay sings "The Dog Song" - TED.com|
Animal fan Nellie McKay sings a sparkling tribute to her dear dog. She suggests we all do the same: "Just go right to the pound/ And find yourself a hound/ And make that doggie proud/ 'cause that's what it's all about."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; entertainment; live music; music; piano; TED2008; 2008
|Eddi Reader sings "Kiteflyer's Hill" - TED.com|
Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "Kiteflyer's Hill," a tender look back at a lost love. With Thomas Dolby on piano.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; composing; entertainment; guitar; memory; music; performance; piano; short talk; 2004
|Eddi Reader on "What You've Got" - TED.com|
Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "What You Do With What You've Got," a meditation on a very TED theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas Dolby on piano.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; composing; entertainment; guitar; music; performance art; piano; potential; short talk; vocals; 2004
|Nellie McKay sings "Mother of Pearl" and "If I Had You" - TED.com|
The wonderful Nellie McKay sings "Mother of Pearl" (with the immortal first line "Feminists don't have a sense of humor") and "If I Had You" from her sparkling set at TED2008.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; humor; love; music; piano; short talk; women; 2008